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The Alliance is pleased to invite you to the  2021 Annual Nonprofit Conference: Stronger Together

The global impact of the current health crisis has presented many challenges for nonprofits of all sizes but together, as a united front, we formed a collective voice to keep Connecticut safe, healthy and vibrant. Join us for our flagship event which has been designed to strengthen the leadership, management, and adaptive capacities of nonprofits across the state.

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The Alliance Welcomes Day 1 Keynote, Vu Le!

How Nonprofits Can Own Our Awesomeness and Unleash Our Full Potential to Create a Just and Equitable World  

We’re excited to announce that nonprofit leader and advocate Vu Le will be the keynote speaker for our 2021 Annual Conference! Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves.

Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts at

We also welcome back, Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD for our Day 2 Keynote!

Re-Opening and Beyond: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward 2.0!

Due to the overwhelming positive response in 2020, we are pleased to welcome back Keynote presenter Sten Vermund, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Vermund has been at the forefront of the re-opening process for schools and arts & cultural venues across Connecticut, since the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Vermund has partnered with the Shoreline Arts Alliance to present a series of webinars (15 to date, reaching more than 15,000 participants), using science-based safety to address “consumer confidence” in arts venues and workplaces. From arts & cultural venues to human service programs, his remarks will provide important information for organizations of all types.

Refund Policy: You may request a full refund, or request your registration be transferred to another future training, up until 2 weeks before the date of the training. Within the 2 weeks prior to the training, we cannot process refunds or offer credit toward a future training, however you may substitute another attendee in your place at any time.

Please consider your ticket purchase carefully! There are many NEW opportunities to bundle your ticket purchases for generously discounted rates!

However – discounts will not apply to previously purchased tickets. In addition, once you have purchased a ‘bundle,’ you must order a second bundle, for the discounted rate to apply to tickets beyond the initial ‘bundle.’ Please contact us with any questions. Thank you!